Saturday, 8 September 2012
08/09/2012 Tony Bellew now looking at a shot at the big time
It was finally in round 9 when Tony Bellew was able to stand tall and say he had beaten the experienced Edison Miranda. A great fight overall with some terrific moments from both fighters, Bellew now takes home the WBC light heavyweight international crown and can start to push for a big pay day now.
It was always going to be a tough one for Bellew with the Experience of Miranda, a man that has taken the likes of Andre Ward over 12 rounds, but he got the job done, his performance wasn't without his moments of madness though. On many occasions Bellew had the chance to put Miranda away but instead got caught up in Miranda's 'Kidology' and walked away. With his corner, promoter and huge fan following screaming at him to go after Miranda when he had him rocked on the ropes, no one could figure out why he wasnt trying to end the fight.
But it was round nine when Bellew caught his opponent with a great combination which Left Miranda on the floor, as he rose to his feet after the nine count Miranda looked Micky Vann in the eyes and shock his head. It would seem that his age caught up with him and you could see the energy had been drained from his body, with his dirty tactics stopped very early on and not being able to out Box Bellew, Miranda had seen enough to know he wasn't going to go the distance.
Also a big win for Lee Purdy over Argentinian Gumersindo Carrasco takes him one step closer to a match up with Matthew Hatton or Kell Brook.